Tony Pena

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Tony Pena MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.260 107 708 80 .673

Tony Pena Bio

  • Full Name: Antonio Francisco Pena Sr.
  • Born: 6/4/1957 in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
  • Debut: September 1, 1980
  • Last Game: 5/3/2003
  • Relationship(s): brother of Ramon Pena, father of Tony Pena Jr., father of Francisco Pena
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
MLB Career Stats 6489 667 1687 107 708 80 .260 .309 .673

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Awards

Tony Pena Awards

AL Manager of the Year

Year Team League
2003 Kansas City AL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
1982 Pittsburgh NL
1984 Pittsburgh NL
1985 Pittsburgh NL
1986 Pittsburgh NL
1989 St. Louis NL

Rawlings AL Gold Glove

Year Team League
1991 Boston AL

Rawlings NL Gold Glove

Year Team League
1983 Pittsburgh NL
1984 Pittsburgh NL
1985 Pittsburgh NL

Bosox Club Man of the Year Award

Year Team League
1990 Boston AL

Red Sox Jensen Spirit Award

Year Team League
1990 Boston AL

AFL Hall of Fame Member

Year Team League
2004 Peo Saguaros AFL

Tony Pena Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
1982 .296 10th in NL
1983 .301 8th in NL
1984 .286 19th in NL
1986 .288 11th in NL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
1983 70 23rd in NL
1984 78 21st in NL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
1984 .758 23rd in NL
1986 .762 23rd in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
1986 .356 16th in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
1982 .435 22nd in NL
1983 .435 22nd in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
1984 77 19th in NL

Hits

Season H Rank
1983 163 15th in NL
1984 156 20th in NL
1986 147 21st in NL

Doubles

Season 2B Rank
1982 28 23rd in NL
1984 27 16th in NL
1985 27 24th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
1984 546 25th in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
1983 236 20th in NL
1984 232 23rd in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
1986 10 25th in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
1982 4 14th in NL
1984 4 10th in NL

Antonio Francisco Pena Sr. Bio Info

Managerial/Coaching Career
Enters his third season as Yankees bench coach in 2011 ... is his sixth season on the Yankees' Major League coaching staff, serving as first base coach from 2006-08 and catching instructor over the entire span ... since joining the staff, Yankees catchers have caught a Major League-best 185 potential base stealers ... Previously spent parts of four seasons as manager of the Kansas City Royals from 2002-05 ... In his first full season as manager in 2003, led the Royals to an 83-79 record, the sixthbest turnaround in Major League history following a 100-loss season... the 2003 season marked Kansas City's first winning season since 1993, when they went 84-78 ... Was selected as the 2003 American League "Manager of the Year" by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, becoming the fourth manager since 1983 to win the award in his first full season as a Major League skipper (also Houston's Hal Lanier, 1986; San Francisco's Dusty Baker, 1993; and San Diego's Bruce Bochy, 1996)... also named the 2003 AL "Manager of the Year" by both Sporting News and Sports Illustrated ... Became only the third Dominican-born manager in Major League history, joining Felipe Alou and Luis Pujols ... Began his Major League coaching career in 2002 as the bench coach for the Houston Astros... was named Royals manager on 5/15/02 ... Also served as manager of Triple-A New Orleans from 1999-2001... began his coaching career as White Sox' Coordinator of Dominican Operations in 1998 and led the Aguilas Dominican team to the Caribbean Series title.

Playing Career
A five-time National League All-Star catcher, Pena posted a .260 career batting average over an 18-year Major League career, appearing in 1,988 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1980-86), St. Louis Cardinals (1987-88), Boston Red Sox (1990-93), Cleveland Indians (1994-96), Chicago White Sox (1997) and Houston Astros (1997) ... Ranks fifth all-time among Major League catchers with 1,950 games behind the plate, trailing only Ivan Rodriguez (2,288), Carlton Fisk (2,226), Bob Boone (2,225) and Gary Carter (2,056) ... Won four Gold Glove Awards (1983-85, 1991) and recorded a .338 career postseason batting average... was named Topps' Rookie All-Star catcher in 1981 and was selected to the UPI Rookie All-Star Team... originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates on 7/22/75 and made his Major League debut on 9/1/80.

Personal
Married (Amaris) with two sons: Tony, Jr. (who pitched last season in the San Francisco system) and Francisco Antonio (a catcher in the New York Mets system) ... also has a daughter, Jennifer Amaris, who won the Miss Dominican Republic-U.S.A. beauty pageant in 2007... his brother, Ramon, pitched with the Detroit Tigers organization ... Tony did not play high school baseball... credits his mother, who was an outstanding softball player, with teaching him how to play the game ... Took part in the Yankees' hurricane relief donation of $35,000 in cash and food to the Dominican Republic in October 2007 ... Joined the Yankees delegation and the World Series trophy on 1/7/10 to meet Dominican Repulilic President Dr. Leonel Fernandez at the National Palace in Santo Domingo. 2003 Hit .353 during a 19 game stretch from April 26-May 18 (24 x 68, 4 2B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 3 SB)....Went 2 x 2 with a double to win MVP honors in the annual Carolina/California All-Star game July 24....Ranked 5th on Myrtle Beach in runs scored (43) and had the 3rd fewest strikeouts on the team among players with at least 400 at bats. 2002 Named Braves' Bill Lucas Award winner, which goes to the organization's minor league player who best represents the Braves both on and off the field...Battled out of a 1 x 27 slump to take 5th on Macon with 101 hits, and 129 total bases...Ranked 4th on the team with 11 stolen bases...Had a stretch of 28 consecutive games without drawing a walk...Doubled in the winning run in the eighth inning to beat Augusta 3-2 July 26. 2001 Was 5th in the NY-Penn League with 72 games played...Went 3 x 4 with a double and scored Jamestown's only run in an opening night loss to Brooklyn...Went 19 x 53 in his first 14 games...Hit safely in 11 consecutive games from June 27-July 8...Struggled over the course of the season as his average dropped from .333 to .246. 2000 Did not draw a walk in 16 consecutive games from July 2-24...Singled in the winning run in as the Braves outlasted Pulaski 11-10 August 10...Ranked 2nd on the team with 72 games played and 4th on the club with 65 hits and 48 strikeouts.